Chairman responds to Jeremy Clarkson's Sunday Times article on online safety

NSPCC Chairman Mark Wood comments on 'The digital kids are all right' highlighting the importance of Children's Commission's report

Sir

In trivialising the concerns voiced by the Children's Commissioner, indeed in mocking the need for someone to look out for children, Jeremy Clarkson, who we know to be both clever and witty, does himself and the rest of us disservice. 

We have a Children's Commissioner because even today the legal status of children is ambiguous. 

Last week the Commissioner rightly drew attention to the dangers confronting children unchaperoned on the internet. We know too well too many kids are far from alright as a result of predators purposefully prowling cyberspace in search of the young and vulnerable.

Yours

Mark Wood
Chairman